Tyreek Hill, who was born on March 1, 1994, plays wide receiver for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins (NFL). In the 2016 NFL Draft, Hill was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round. He received his education from Garden City Community College, Oklahoma State University, and the University of West Alabama.
Hill, who as a rookie focused mostly on return duties, has shifted to wide receiver. He was given the moniker “Cheetah” after his debut season because of his lightning quickness. After just six seasons in the NFL, he already has six Pro Bowl nods to his name, a Super Bowl ring from Super Bowl LIV, and a spot on the NFL’s All-Decade Team of Punt Returners from the 2010s to boot.
Injuries have been a minor issue for the New York Jets as they enter Week 5. But the Miami Dolphins, their opponents, have problems of their own. They have nearly four times as many injuries as the Jets. The roster grew by two on Thursday, with WR Tyreek Hill being the most notable addition.
Tyreek Hill added to injury report as limited participant Thursday. https://t.co/oW3AkeGizz
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 6, 2022
Hill’s status as limited due to a quad strain was noted on Thursday’s injury report. Even though both Hill and Jaylen Waddle (groin) were limited on Thursday, Waddle’s status improved from Wednesday, when he did not practice at all.
Jets QB Zach Wilson (ankle) upgraded to full practice participant today.
Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill pops up with quad injury that limited him in practice today while Jaylen Waddle (groin) returned to practice in limited capacity. CB Xavien Howard remained out with groins injuries. pic.twitter.com/f1Lso0YJvs
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 6, 2022
The Dolphins’ injury situation as a whole will be interesting to monitor on Friday, but keep an eye on Hill specifically to see if this is a lingering problem or if he just had a bad week.
In 11 games with the Philadelphia Eagles, he caught 11 passes for 186 yards and three scores. In Week 8, he had 12 catches for 94 yards and a score against the New York Giants, giving him three consecutive games with at least 10 receptions.
His 12 receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15 became his fourth game in 2021 with at least 11 receptions. On December 21st, 2021, Hill was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
On December 25, 2021, his activation was officially announced. It was in the Chiefs’ Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals that he surpassed Travis Kelce, who had set the Chiefs’ franchise record for receptions in a season the year before. Through the end of the 2021 campaign, he had 111 catches for 1,239 yards and nine scores. A Pro Bowl selection was submitted for him for the sixth year in a row.
Hill scored a touchdown as part of a 42-21 playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card Round. He had 11 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in a 42-36 overtime victory against the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round.
Hill grabbed a touchdown ball from Mahomes for 64 yards as part of a tense final-quarter drive. He caught seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship.